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LAst Laugh: This Week in Comedy

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The Hollywood Improv takes the cake this week, with more great shows than we can legally list here, including a couple of charity shows. Good will all around!

If you've got a show you'd like to see listed here in the future, email me.


Tiger Lily, 8p Hollywood Studio Bar & Grill. The most consistent stand up show in town has Nikki Glaser, Dom Dierkes, Emily Maya Mills, Sean Patton and a bunch more people.

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Let’s Be Frank, 8:30p Hollywood Improv Lab. Comedy monologues for a good cause? You better! Your money is going to help the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.


For Shame!, 8p Nerdist Theater. Comedians relive the worst music they listened to in their youth, and then they find the music video and make fun of it. Hard. This month features Matt Braunger, Eric Andre, Neil Campbell and others.

Performance Anxiety, 8p Pleasure Chest. Eli Olsberg and TJ Miller celebrate their one year anniversary, with Jake Weisman helping with hosting duties. Kumail Nanjiani, Guy Branum and a bunch of other great comics are coming out for the event.


Jeff Garlin w/ Mitch Hurwitz, 8p Largo. Garlin continues his In Conversation With… series with indie hero Mitch Hurwitz, creator of Arrested Development.

Your Favorite Show, 10p Little Modern. This free stand up show has Joe Wengert, Jordan Morris, Hampton Yount and more.


Amy Schumer, 8p Hollywood Improv. Schumer brings her raw stand up comedy to the main stage for one night.

Rhys Darby, 9:30p UCB. Darby is working on his new stand up special, based on his novel of the same title: This Way to the Spaceship.

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Orpheus Roy / Old Milwaukee, 10p iO West. One of the best back-to-back improv shows in LA, both of these heavy-hitting teams should command your comedy attention.

Jesse Miller Talk Show, 10:30p Hollywood Improv Lab. Miller is back at the Lab after taping a recent version of his show downtown, and he brought along The Comedy Garage’s Cornell Reid for the ride.


Horrible Movie Night, 8p Nerdist Theater. The HMN crew is moving on up since we last saw them, to the Nerdist space on Sunset Blvd. This month’s bad, bad movie: Alien Private Eye.

American Ham, 8:30p Largo. Nick Offerman brings everything amazing to the Largo stage for a night of stories and stand up and music and friends.


Stand Up For Mirman, 7:30p Hollywood Improv. The Mirman School is a like a future school that breeds amazing super-cyborg kids. AND THEY NEED YOUR HELP.

Pangea 3000, 9:30p UCB. This sketch super-group has put together a new full show called 12 Years of Hard Work.